MAKE A DATE WITH NATURE - Tourism Turns Green with Age

By Andrea Filmer

March 2016 COVER STORY
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Developing Penang as a preferred destination for travellers requires a balance not only between the old and the new, but between built space and natural environs. Lined by pristine sandy beaches and covered by flourishing forests overflowing with animals and plants, Penang National Park humbly occupies the north-western tip of Penang Island.It is Malaysia’s smallest national park (and among the smallest in the world) and contains the country’s only meromictic lake (one of a handful in Asia). In this majestic woodland,...

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Andrea Filmer

is a freelance journalist who has lived in the US and Australia but, for reasons unknown to herself, finds it impossible to call anywhere but Penang home.